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Poetry in Motion- Sandra DaNoon and Steve Hubbartt
June 5, 2011 Westlake H.S. - Excellent turnout of competitve Race Walkers.
Wednesday evenings 5:30 - 7:00 pm at Lassiter High School.
All ages welcome!
USATFGA Race Walk Chairman
USATF Certified Race Walk Coach and Official
Race Walking Technique training available to all USATF Georgia Association Clubs.
Call Jim Norvill today and setup a schedule for your club.
Race walking is a style of fast walking. Race Walkers must follow two rules: at least one foot must be in contact with the ground, and the lead leg must be straight from the moment of contact until the leg as vertical. Both rules are as seen by the unaided human eye, so what you can see with slow motion video is not considered.
What does race walking look like?
Here is an example of race walking -- Thanks to Phil Howell and eRaceWalk.com. Notice that Jefferson Perez is clearly following the rules of race walking -- one foot appears to always be touching the ground and the lead leg appears to be straight at the moment of contact until the leg is well behind the body. Notice also how little Jefferson is going up and down. He looks smooth.
Why race walk?
There are lots of reasons. Here are a few that seem important.
Almost everyone. If you can walk, and your doctor allows you to perform brisk activity, then you can learn to race walk. Race walking is a life-long activity, with people participating from 6-100+ years old.
How do you learn to race walk?
The simplest way to learn to race walk is to find a walking club in your area that teaches race walking. If you live in Georgia, come to the Introduction To Race Walking classes. There are books and DVDs available from NARF and racewalk.com as well as many other sites on the web..
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